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"...the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic..."
- from the Texas Declaration of Independence, 2 March 1836


TXGenWeb Chat Session 7 Sep 1997

Session Start: Sun Sep 07 19:50:24 1997

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[Elsie]  Hello there, MikeB

[RootsLady] Bet the conference was good!

[RootsLady SOUND]

[MikeB] The conference went very well.

[Elsie] It was good -- my first "big time" Genealogy Conference

*** Elsie sets mode: +o MikeB

[Elsie] Mike, you can de-op me if you want.

[MikeB] No Leigh, just stay as an op.

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[MikeB] Leigh, did you stay at teh conference thru Sat.?

[RunnelsCo] Hello all.

[MikeB] Hi Runnels

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[MikeB] Welcome Dallas Co - Linda Jean Dolby

[DallasCo] Hi Mike Barb Leigh & Terry

[RunnelsCo] Hello Linda

[MikeB] LJ are you on the Dalls Server?

[DallasCo] Nope - Undernet

[RootsLady] Mike U can add me to CC who sponsor out of state 

   sites. Just took Early Co., GA

[MikeB] I mean the Dallas Undernet Server?

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[Elsi]  Hello there, Elsi

[DallasCo] yes Mike I am

[RunnelsCo] I am so glad to hear that someone took over Early 

   Co.Ga!!

[MikeB] Congrats to Barb for spreading her wings even further.

[RunnelsCo] Just recently found an ancesotr there.

[Elsi] Had to re-boot the machine.  Hope I stay on this time.  

   "Elsie" will eventually drop out.

[DallasCo] having just joined are we talking about out of state 

   sponsors

[MikeB] Yes, Barb just took a co in GA.

[MikeB] Is GA fully covered now?

[RootsLady] Who??

[DallasCo] I'm also CC for New Haven & Litchfield Co.s in CT

* Elsi coordinates Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Randolph, and 

  Talladega counties for ALGenWeb

[MikeB] So we now have 18 Texas sponsors who also sponsor in 

  other states.

[MikeB] Quick trivia, which two Texas co sponsors are sisters?

[RootsLady] Mike, I zipped some wavs...want one??

[MikeB] Sure RL, send them to me.

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[Elsi]  Hello there, CompuMom

[RootsLady] Mike, No they have lots of uncovered counties

[CompuMom] Howdy.... :)

[DallasCo] Hi Carla

[CompuMom] Hi!

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[Elsi]  Hello there, Betsy-Lam

[MikeB] GA is such an important state, wonder why they are 

  having trouble getting coverd.

[Betsy-Lam] Hello!

[DallasCo] Glad to talk to you so soon Betsey

[RootsLady] Hi GirlFriend

[MikeB] RL, how many wav files in that zip?

[Betsy-Lam] Is everyone as tired as I am??

  having trouble getting coverd.

   co sponsors are sisters?

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[Elsi]  Hello there, Trey_Braz

[DallasCo] yesterday I was ... a long day

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[Elsi]  Hello there, PipL7x3

[MikeB] Hello Lela

[DallasCo] Hi Trey

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[Trey_Braz] Howdy folks

[PipL7x3] Hi This is Lela

[MikeB] Hi Trey, and thanks for changing the County of the Month 

  logos.

[Trey_Braz] No problem

[DallasCo] Thanks for cord. lunch Thurs Lela

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[Elsi]  Hello there, MarkR

[PipL7x3] I had a lot of fun at the lunch

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[Elsi] So did I

[Elsi]  Hello there, MarieB

[RootsLady] Mike, we got some people in TexGenWeb!! I was afraid 

   of that!!

[MarieB] Hello everyone

[MarkR] Mark in Wood County wishes everybody a good evening.

[DallasCo] Hope you had a safe trip back to CA Marie

[RunnelsCo] Ditto, Mark

[MikeB] RL, I'm not sure what you mean by some people in 

  TexGenWeb.

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[Elsi]  Hello there, DickensCo

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[DickensCo] This is weird trying to find the right one.  Hello.

[MikeB] One of the sisters just joined the group. Anyone except 

  her know the other one???

[MarieB] Thanks...it was a great trip..flights were great..hate 

   coming back to CA though...did get a lot of research done 

   before I flew back

[MikeB] Glad you made it Linda Hughes.

[DickensCo] Thanks, Mike.

[RootsLady] Marie...Go back and drop out of TexGenWeb

[MikeB] Dickens, I just posed a trivia question about which two 

  co sponsors were sisters and you popped in!!

* DallasCo welcomes DickensCo to our chat ... Hi DickensCo!

[DickensCo] How Convenient.

[MarieB] Ok...

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[MarieB] I'm still suffering from the time change

[Elsi]  Hello there, Tim_H

[MikeB] Hint on the sisters, the other one is also a State 

  Coordinator!!

[PipL7x3] It looks like the rest of us are in the dark

[DallasCo] Hi Tim

[MikeB] Hello Tiim

[Tim_H] Greetings.

[MikeB] And Betsy will tell you that she is not Linda's sister 

  [grin]

[Betsy-Lam] Nope!  Don't have a sister!

[PipL7x3] That was my next guess

[MikeB] And it's not Megan, the National Coordinator (narrowing 

  it down)

[MikeB] And Pat Smith in Alaska is not a female!!!

[MarieB] So, how was the rest of the convention?

[MikeB] When did you leave the convention Marie?

[MarieB] I won't ask how you found that out Mike....

[MarieB] :)

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[CompuMom] :)

[MikeB] Marie, I sorted through all 1,750 attendees looking for 

  you on Saturday.

[Betsy-Lam] Thanks, Rootslady, I was just fixing to ask you to 

   do that!

[PipL7x3] I give up

[MikeB] How about Jo Fox in New Mexico!!

[MarieB] I left Thursday afternoon....did the vendors again, 

   then the library

[MarieB] hahahaha Mike, sure you di

[MarieB] did that is

[MarkR] I see "join" notices, but I see no chat.

[MikeB] Mark, I see your message.

-] [MarkR] PING

[MarieB] I was hoping "Erath" would be here tonight..I went 

   through his county

[MikeB] The Erath Co sponsor is a "she"

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[MarkR] I see "join" notices, but I see no chat.

[DallasCo] Marie, did you get access to the cemetery

[PipL7x3] Did anyone learn something at the conference that your 

   excited about.

[MarieB] I actually went through quite a few counties

[MarieB] Which cemetery?

[MikeB] I like Mike Gandy's presentation on connecting your 

  colonial ancestors to their English origins. I MUST have that 

  tape!!

   excited about.

[Elsi]  Hello there, eltonl

[DallasCo] learned the courthouse bit ... ready to research CT 

   for several weeks next month

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[MarkR] Whew! Now everything looks normal.

[MikeB] Dallas, did you attend John Sellers presentation on 

  Courthouses?

[MarieB] I think it was just neat that there was so many people 

   there

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taught

[DallasCo] Sure did ... it was great!

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[Elsi]  Hello there, Tim_H

[MikeB] Did anyone see and read the article last week on Wanda 

  Irby in several Texas nespapers?

[DickensCo] Hi Tim.

[MarieB] The biggest secret about courthouses...never never give 

   up...look EVERYWHERE in a courthouse

[Betsy-Lam] I enjoyed John Sellers so much that I asked him to 

   do a seminar in the spring!!

[CompuMom] Yes, It was really good.

[Elsi] Helen Leahy was my favorite speaker.

[Betsy-Lam] Along with Leslie Collier

[MikeB] Sellers is great and very friendly and hospitable.

[Betsy-Lam] And a wonderful Texas drawl!!

[DickensCo] I keep getting told at the courthouse that they do 

   not have the census records, who would have these?

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[Elsi]  Hello there, eltonl

[Betsy-Lam] Mike and I don't have one, do we??

[MikeB] Most courthouses don't really know what they have in the 

  courthouse

[DallasCo] YES!  TOUCHDOWN DALLAS !!!!

[DickensCo] Is the County Clerk the one to talk to, or is there 

   some other person I should contact?

[MarieB] True Mike

[DallasCo] In CT its not courthouse, but town hall

[MarieB] And many times after several questions, they will tell 

   me about the basement room with all the old records

[Betsy-Lam] Lamar County's is in the attic!  ;)

[PipL7x3] and what exactly is "the" questions to ask the clerk

[DickensCo] One county I sponsor is very helpful and the other 

   does not seem to want to open up the records for me even 

   thought they are public.

[eltonl] hello everyone, I finally made it again

[MarieB] Ask them "Where are ALL the records you have.  show me 

   ALL the storage rooms

[MikeB] Hello Elton Lacy, and welcome back

[DickensCo] Hi Elton.

[RunnelsCo] Hello Elton

[MikeB] I mean Elton Lacey

[MikeB] Betsy, will they let you go to the attic in Lamar Co?

[Betsy-Lam] Maybe you should tell the county clerk that you are 

   trying to prove her link to your ancestor so she will 

   inherit!!

[eltonl] Our only courthouse experiences have been ok, but they 

   were all in MS

[MarieB] That's exactly what I mean.  The clerks in Lamar didn't 

   tell me about the attic

[RootsLady] LOL

[PipL7x3] lol

[MarieB] hahahahah good one Bets

[MarieB] Some clerks are so nice...some aren't

[Betsy-Lam] Lamar County won't even tell you about the records 

   right there under your nose!

[DickensCo] Sounds like mine.

[MikeB] The Lynn Co sponsor quit so I took it over, so if anyone 

  needs a "foster child', there is one available.

[DickensCo] Uh, NOT Dickens, but the other one.

[MarieB] Your right, they won't

[DallasCo] hey guys, don't scare me ... CT is a long way to go

[Betsy-Lam] But census records (microfilm) are at the Gene. 

   Library, not at the courthouse.

[Elsi] I walked into the Randolph County (AL) courthouse & the 

   clerk started explaining that I didn't want their records 

   'cause the courthouse burned in 1887

[MarieB] As soon as I get my FTP program set up at work...we'll 

   see...

[Betsy-Lam] They tell you that in Lamar, too.  But the 

   marriages, etc. were in a fire-proof vault!

[RootsLady SOUND]

[PipL7x3] Where is Lynn Co?

[Betsy-Lam] Drat!  Don't have that sound file!

[RunnelsCo] Lynn County is south of Lubbock, Tahoka is county 

   seat.

[eltonl] The courthouse in Jasper Co (Paulding) MS burned twice, 

   but some records were replaced by land owners.  A lot are 

   simply not there.

[MikeB] I am thinking about putting my Conference presentations 

  on the net in multimedia format like I did for last year's 

  TXGenWeb Seminar. Does anyone think that would be useful?

[CompuMom] YES!

[DickensCo] YES!

[RootsLady] GREAT

[PipL7x3] yes

[DallasCo] YES ... then I can refer people to it

[Betsy-Lam] Thanks, Rootslady!

[MikeB] OK, I will work on them as soon as I can catch up on my 

  sleep [grin]

[MarieB] Oh Hey, that reminds me...do y'all know about the 

   "first family of Texas" --the Texas society (I think) are 

   giving certificates for those who can prove they have first 

   families in their ancestors

[Tim_H] Greetings

[DallasCo] yes, I have it on my DallasCo pg

[PipL7x3] Did anyone ever put up those sound files? Last time I 

   looked I didn't find them

[RootsLady] U mean I can have 26 certificates

[MarkR] Thanks, Mike. Everything okay now.

[MikeB] Marie, the Texas State Gene Society has supposedly been 

  working on a web site for a couple of months now. Hopefully 

  they will get it up and tell us about those "first Family" 

  certificates.

[Elsi] Mike, could you put them out without the sound?  I find 

   that it just goes too slow with the streaming sound files.

[DallasCo] Mike, check out my site, it gives info on 3 diff cert

[MarieB] Can't wait to get my info together

[MikeB] Well, the sound goes at the same speed that I talk. Do 

  you mean that the images load too slow?

[eltonl] You have to have family here continuously before the 

   revolution (texas) for 1st family cert.

[MarieB] I do!

[MikeB] Elton, isn't it before statehood instead of before the 

  revolution?

[eltonl] Maybe it is before statehood, but I recall it is really 

   early, like 183--

[MikeB] Dallas, I will take a look at your links to the 

  certificates.

[eltonl] Mike, did Joy Clark Crane ever contact you about taking 

   Uvalde Co.  I lost touch when we went to Salt Lake for a week.

[Elsi] Mike, my whole machine slows down and crawls -- I really 

   like TEXT instead of multi-media

[RootsLady] I've got so many, I thought my family tree didn't 

   grow anywhere but Texas [G]

[MikeB] There is a lengthy article in today's Dallas Morning 

  News about the "two Sisters" cannon in the Texas Revolution. I 

  am trying to get permission to post the text from a link on 

  the Texas page.

[DickensCo] That was a great story.

[MikeB] Elsi, I'm not sure there is enough text on the pages to 

  get the points across. Do you have a 28.8 modem on your system?

[MarkR] But courthouses SHOULD know -- at least in TX. They are 

   required to do an inventory every few years.

[Elsi] Yes, Mike -- 28.8 & Pentium 133; multimedia is just SLOW 

   for some reason.

[DallasCo] Texas First Families ... available if your ancestor 

   was in TX before Feb. 19, 1846

[MarkR] However, the third floor in Wood Co. is a total mystery 

   -- and they will not permit the local genealogical society to 

   go through it.

[DallasCo] Gone to Texas Pioneer ... available if your ancesotr 

   was in TX prior to 1886

[DallasCo] West Texas Pioneer ... available if your ancestored 

   lived in West TX before 1901

[MarieB] Gee, I can get all 3 of those

[MikeB] I have previously only provied a 14.4 audio file, but 

  will probably also provide a 28.8 audio file with the new 

  lectures.

[MikeB] My ancestors came to Texas in 1847, Geesh!!

[PipL7x3] I think mine missed that date by about 3/4 years

[DallasCo] Address to send for forms is on Dallas pg under other 

   resources

[Tim_H] Is this thing slow tonight, or is it just my connection?

[MarieB] Things are going fast for me

[DallasCo] I'm even with Marie

[MikeB] Going fast for me, I think.

[Betsy-Lam] Mine came in the same wagon as yours, I think, Mike!!

[PipL7x3] Thanks Dallas

[eltonl] As long as we are saying, I have records on one line 

   for six gen. in tx from me, I just recenlty discovered in 

   another line, seven gen.

[MikeB] Elton, when did your ancestors arrive in Texas?

[DallasCo] Guess I'm the outsider, have no direct lines in TX

[PipL7x3] Whoa.. 7th generation Texasn

[Betsy-Lam] My husband's lines came in 1838, there are no 

   telling how many of them either!

[eltonl] Well, the ones I recenlty discovered at Salt Lake was 

   in the 1820's, the earliest before was about 1832

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[Elsi]  Hello there, |Daav|

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[Elsi] Some of my husband's ancestors came to Texas in 1859

[RootsLady] I just used GEDPage on "one" of my GED's and 

   produced over 5000 html pages!! 

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[MikeB] If you see a message from me that says simply Unknown, 

  it means that I believe a non-TXGenWeb sponsor has joined us.

[RootsLady] My earlist got here in 1822! He had 22 children by 2 

   wives!!!

[eltonl] I really like Parsons Tech Family Origins for 

   generating html pages from gedcoms.  Have several examples on 

   Lacey page

[MikeB] RL, how many people in the file when you converted it to 

  HTML?

[Tim_H] My Dad was county clerk in Grimes County for 28 years.  

   I can tell you that most county clerk's offices are 

   understaffed and overworked.

[MarieB] Well, let's draft them

[DickensCo] That was the impression I got on the County Clerk, 

   not worth the trouble for something I wanted for everyone.

[PipL7x3] What could we do for them that would help us and them.

[RootsLady] 15,000 Mike

[Trey_Braz] I have one line that arrived in Texas in 1830, 

   Mexican land grants written in Spanish and stuff like that.

[MikeB] RL, that's lots of HTML pages. I used GED2HTML on 31,000 

  people and generated about 3,500 HTML pages.

[DickensCo] I thought we would be helping them by providing 

   everything they needed to take up less time searching for it 

   in the courthouse iteself.

[MarieB] Me too

[MarieB] He came with Austin's second colony

[DallasCo] 3 more for Dallas ... 19 Dallas 7 AZ

[MarieB] That's true, we would be.

[MarieB] But then again, maybe they think they'll have less to do

[MarieB] And lose their job...or something like that

[Elsi] Husband also has a line with Land taken in Liberty County 

   in 1839.  Daughter was born in Republic of Texas in 1841.

[RootsLady] MikeB, I'll give that a try!

[MikeB] I was surprised at the conference about how many people 

  were not aware of USGenWEb.

[Trey_Braz] We found a Genealogist that works for a title 

   company here that kinda got us in with the court house.

[Tim_H] County Clerk's offices generally hold Marriage, Probate, 

   County Commissioners, County Court, and Real Property Records 

   - some also have Birth, Military Discharge, and Voter Records.

[MarieB] We need a booth at the conference

[MikeB] IN my lectures, over 90% were actively using the web, 

  but less than 50% knew about USGenWeb.

[PipL7x3] That sounds like a good project for next year

[Elsi] Amazing.. I thought USGenWeb was widely known among those 

   who use the Web.

[DickensCo] I wish the USGenWeb could get more coverage in the 

   papers nationally.  Have tried to get Lubbock Avalanche 

   Journal to carry a story, but no success.

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[Elsi]  Hello there, MarkR

[MikeB] Booths at conference were $120 and we don't have any 

  funds [grin]

[MikeB] Mark is having trouble staying connected.

[RunnelsCo] DickensCo, are you in Lubbock?

[PipL7x3] How can you do genealogy research on the web and not 

   find gen web

[DallasCo] I wrote an article on USGenWeb which was pub by CT 

   Gen Soc in CT Nutmegger

[MarieB] I'm sure that if all the county sponsers chipped in a 

   little

[DallasCo] after that had numerous people email me for details

[DickensCo] No, Euless, but I have contact with Lubbock a lot.

[MarkR] Strange! I saw everybody disconnect, but when I 

   disconnected and reconnected, they you all are.

[MikeB] I think it is called a net split where you were 

  disconnected Mark

[Elsi] Linda, did we meet at the luncheon on Thursday?  I'm 

   Leigh Compton in Grapevine

* /sound: unable to find gunsmike.wav

[DickensCo] No, wasn

[SOUND]

[DallasCo] Yes Leigh and said Hi Sat also

[Tim_H] Many County Clerk's offices microfilmed their records in 

   the late 70's and 80's - the "old books" were locked away and 

   through the changing of personnel, have mostly been forgotten 

   in some counties.

[Elsi] OOPS -- two Linda's -- was addressing Linda (DickensCo) 

   who lives in Euless, down the road from me

[PipL7x3] Do they keep the microfilm at courthouse or somewhere 

   else?

[Betsy-Lam] I need a refresher of who is whom and was at the 

   luncheon.  Should we say who we are and our county?  I must 

   be getting old!

[DallasCo] Linda-Jeanne Dolby is Dallas Co and was there

[PipL7x3] I like that idea Betsy.  I'm Lela - Hansford Co.

[MikeB] Mike Basham was there - the ONLY male.

[DickensCo] I'm Linda - Dickens County, didn't get to make the 

   luncheon due to pressing engagements.

[MarkR] MarkR is Wood Co. and was not at convention.

[SOUND]

[MarieB] I'm Marie---Gray and Sherman County

[RunnelsCo] RunnelsCo is Terry Jenkins and I regret that I was 

   not at convention.

[DallasCo] surrounded by 12 gals he was

[Elsi] Leigh Compton -- Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Brewster, & 

   Jeff Davis

[SOUND]

[CompuMom] Carla..... Galveston, Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, and 

   Terrell 

* RootsLady sponsors Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Sabine, 

  San Augustine & Tyler in TX; Early Co., GA (NEW)

[Trey_Braz] I beleive that the county records that were 

   microfilmed are held at regional repositories, mostly at 

   Universities

[MarieB] Yea, Mike kept us all company at the lunch

[eltonl] Elton Bandera, Edwards, Loving, Motley, Real, Sutton, 

   Uvalde, Jasper (MS)

[SOUND]

-DickensCo- --={ I am now ignoring u for 2mins }=--

[SOUND]

[RunnelsCo SOUND]

[MarieB] Well Gang, I really need to go....Got to catch up on 

   the sleep...5am was early this morning...see ya all next Sun 

   Night

[MikeB] I'm trying out the wavs that RL sent me.

[Betsy-Lam SOUND]

[MikeB] Good night Marie and I  enjoyed visiting with you at the 

  conference.

[Betsy-Lam] Finally!  Someone sent a sound file that I had!

[Trey_Braz] Texas A&M has the records for about 10 counties 

   around here. I think that the library in Liberty Co has some 

   and I think that Stephen F Austin has most NE Texas counties. 

   UT Austin has its surrounding counties.

[Betsy-Lam] Night, Marie!

[PipL7x3] Nite Marie

[SOUND]

[MarieB] See Ya'all later!

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[RootsLady] Betsy, got some zipped...want me to send??

* Betsy-Lam slaps MikeB around a bit with a large trout!

[Betsy-Lam] Mike!  I don't have all those!!  Yes, Rootslady!  

   Please!

[PipL7x3] Is there a way to save this conversation?

[MikeB] I think there are regional records depositories 

  scattered across the states. I know that ETSU is one of them.

[PipL7x3] Me, too?!!!!

[MikeB] Lela, I am logging and will post the conversation.

[PipL7x3] great

[SOUND]

[Betsy-Lam] You really want to save all this nonsense, or are 

   you after the good stuff?

[PipL7x3] The good stuff of course

[Elsi] Pip -- I'm logging the session.  Assuming that I don't 

   get knocked offline, I'll share it with you.  Also, Mike 

   posts the chat session on the state web page.

[MikeB] I am going to prod some of the non-productive co 

  sponsors next week so you may see some flak in txgen-l.

[Betsy-Lam] Good!  I was worried there for a minute, Lela!

[Elsi] Mike, define non-productive  

[eltonl] gota go surf--btw, I found a neat search tool called 

   WebFerret it will search all the major engines for a name or 

   phrase, really works, even finds queries in USGENWEB

[MikeB] Six months or more with no activity on their page, and 

  my temp Chrysalis page still operational as their county page!!

[Betsy-Lam] I did that in AR, Mike, and so far only got one 

   nasty backlash!

[Tim_H] The County Clerk's Office uses their microfilmed records 

   on a daily basis.  If you go to get a copy of a deed, for 

   instance, the paper copy you get is generated from microfilm.

[Betsy-Lam] Elton, what is the url? 

[MarkR] I also use WebFerret. Very good!

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[Elsi]  Hello there, CzechItOu

[DickensCo] Microfilmed records they can charge for, but they 

   don't care about just letting you browse and find info for 

   what we are trying to do.

[eltonl] I think it is just www.webferret.com, a small version 

   is free, the pro version is only about $25 and worth it

[MikeB] Broderbund announced the availibility of the entire 1850 

  VA census on CDROM at the conference. 6 CD's for 49.95

[CzechItOu] Hello

[CzechItOu] Anybody hear me?

[RootsLady] ALERT

[Betsy-Lam] Thanks!

[MikeB] Czeck is Helen Wilson in Nueces Co

[PipL7x3] What did yall think of cityviews census records?

* DallasCo welcomes CzechItOu to our chat ... Hi CzechItOu!

[eltonl] sorry, it is www.ferretsoft.com

[Tim_H] There may be other copies at other places, but each 

   county clerk's office will have a copy of all the records it 

   generates.

[MikeB] Helen attended the conference also.

[DickensCo] Elton, did you say that you used Family Origins?

[MarkR] CzechItOu : Yes I see you.

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[DallasCo] I also use F.O.

   generates.

   It makes real neat html pages, I recently put over 6,000 in 

   one family with about 100 html pages

[Betsy-Lam] Thanks, Elton!

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   buying, is it better than most?

[Trey_Braz] Mike please post your current time so I can check 

   out my connection

[DallasCo] I myself love it and just upgraded to 6.0

[MikeB] 9:57

[Elsi] I used Ged2Html, shareware -- then edited the results to 

   get just my direct line for posting on the web.

[CompuMom] 8:57???

[Trey_Braz] Thank you

[Elsi] Mike, it's 8:59, not 9:59!

[eltonl] Family Origins is cheap, it does almost anything you 

   want, but not fancy like Master Gen. or the new Ultimate 

   Family Tree, of course there is always Family Tree Maker

[DallasCo] Mike's body may be here but his mind isn't

[MikeB] Yep, you are correct it is 8:58

[MikeB] My mind is on the Cowboy game :)

[CompuMom SOUND]

[Elsi] I like printing from Family Origins, but my favorite is 

   still Brother's Keeper.  I'm thinking about upgrading to 

   Ultimate FT if I decide to study for certification.

[MikeB] Coffee for me only before noon :)

[PipL7x3] I thought I lost an hour

[CzechItOu] I finally am getting on--don't know what I did right 

   or wrong.  Yes I am long talking Helen

[PipL7x3] Hi Helen

[SOUND]

[MikeB] Coffee for me only before noon :)

[MikeB] My TV is in the next room - Ugggh

[eltonl] I have Ultimate Family Tree, I have not found a thing 

   it will not do.  One neat feature is you can make a list for 

   who you want to include in a gedcom.

[DallasCo] hard to watch two screens, isn't it ... doing same 

   thing!

[CzechItOu] Mike I have 8:57

[RootsLady] Coffee is what fuels my pages at 3:00am

[Tim_H] I know a secret on how to find out everything you need 

   to know from a small county's clerk office.  Anyone care for 

   it?

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[PipL7x3] Tell us

[Betsy-Lam] Of course!

[DickensCo] Yes Tim.

[MikeB] Tell us Tim!

[MarkR] Yes, Yes, Yes

[CzechItOu] Need to tell everybody about a spin off on FGS.  I 

   attended a Czech Culture Meeting this p. m.

[Trey_Braz] its good!

[MikeB] My wife has Czech ancestors, Tell us

[CzechItOu] this was as a result of FGS Sat meetings  Met some 

   informed people

[PipL7x3] Do we have to beg Tim?

[CzechItOu] Glad to see someone besides myself is mentally 

   pooped.  I started not to get on

[MikeB] He is a hunt & peck typer [grin]

* DallasCo slaps Tim_H around with Big Tex!

[CompuMom] I pinged Tim, his ping is 9 minutes.

[CzechItOu] Hi PipL7x3  Refresh my memory who are you

[PipL7x3] What does that mean? Pinged??

[PipL7x3] I'm Lela

[MikeB] Pip is Lela Evans

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[Elsi]  Hello there, RunnelsCo

[RunnelsCo] Hello again. I got dropped from AOL.

[MikeB] Ping means to do a /ping MikeB, then you can check the 

  status to see how it took the person's server to respond.

[DallasCo] welcome back Terry

[CzechItOu] Has everyone gone to watch the game?

[Trey_Braz] Anyone have trouble getting into USGenWeb today

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[RunnelsCo] Not me I don't have cable.

[PipL7x3] L7x3 is a square cubed or a square with depth

[Elsi]  Hello there, LaCatrina

[eltonl] gonna run, nite everyone

[MikeB] We are waiting on your Czeck pearls of wisdom!!

#TXGenWeb

[Elsi] Linda (DickensCo), I got the following from a PING to 

   you: [DickensCo PING reply]: 242655hrs 5mins 57secs

[RunnelsCo] I haven't tried USGenWeb but I have had trouble all 

   weekend with dsenter.com

[Trey_Braz] got the TV right next to the monitor.

[DickensCo] And Tim's.

[DallasCo] is also on ch. 21 TNT on UHF

[MikeB] Unknown

[MikeB] dsenter.com was really slow the past couple of days.

[RootsLady] A IRC NOTE: U can do a who-is-who by highlighting a 

   nick, right clicking, and hightlighting whois?

[Tim_H] Find a retired County Clerk or County Judge, preferrably 

   one over age 65 (they seem to be more interested), and ask 

   them about all the old records hidden away in the courthouse 

   vault.

[CzechItOu] At the meeting I went to this afternoon David Kosta 

   showed a great video--a concept I hadn't thought of a lady 

   narrated here family's story using still pictures.  I'm sure 

   she had professional help--1 1/2 hours--as good as PBS

[DickensCo] Elsi, I'm know it takes awhile, but that's 

   ridiculous.

[CzechItOu] Is that enough? any questions?

[Tim_H] In small counties, retired clerks or judges usually have 

   some political clout to get you in to see those records, if 

   they like ya.

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[MikeB] Czech, so it had her voice and showed family pictures 

  while she talked?

[PipL7x3] That sounds like a great idea Tim.

[RunnelsCo] I got the same time on a ping to DickensCo

[DallasCo] Dallas 22 AZ 7

[RunnelsCo] Yeah, field goals galore.

[SOUND]

[CzechItOu] Yes Mike It moved 4 families from CZ to Chicago to 

   MN to ND and also had pictures of the area and colorful 

   history of the area

[RootsLady SOUND]

[RunnelsCo SOUND]

[Betsy-Lam] Oops, RL!! And then the answer is on your status 

   screen!  I clicked more than once and got the answer multiple 

   times!

[MikeB] Czech, sounds like something we could all consider doing.

[Trey_Braz] I'm in the video business and if they paid for it 

   and it was good quality it probably cost in the multiple 

   thousand dollars.

[CzechItOu] Hey this is my first time   be gentle   I don't even 

   know how I got on

[Tim_H] Remember when you visit a County Clerk's office that it 

   is usually on the bottom of the county funding priority list.

[CzechItOu] No someone in the family helped--of course it helped 

   that the husband was a ChemEngr and Rhodes scholar before 

   retiredment

[MarkR] You mis-spelled. That's retartedment.

[PipL7x3] TIm, Does that mean they will take bribes? :)

[Tim_H] Also, your genealogy research will be of less importance 

   to them than the needs of the local lawyers and oil company 

   land men.

[Trey_Braz] But you could do something simpler with vhs video 

   quality on your home computer for less

[MikeB] There are just so many things to do in the genealogy 

  area, and I find that I must allocate my time to the things 

  that I consider most important.

[CzechItOu] Anyway it was a new concept for me  Perhaps it would 

   also interest more nongens

[Tim_H] PipL7x3: if they are retired, is it still a bribe?

[PipL7x3] LOL

[MikeB] ROFL

[CzechItOu] By the way how did the City Park go?

[SOUND]

[CzechItOu] What happened?

[MikeB] I went to City Park and enjoyed it although I think 

  everyone was too tired to really enjoy it.

[Trey_Braz] Uh oh Emmitt grabbed his hamstring

[CzechItOu] A M E N   I came home but still didn't win the 

   lottery

[MikeB] Caricature painting, Longhorn bull riding with pictures, 

  square dancing, and BBQ at Old City Park

[Betsy-Lam] They should have done that on Wed. or Thurs night, 

   when we were still charged up!

[PipL7x3] As I went to the train; I talked to several who were 

   going to go back to their rooms and crash

[MikeB] There was a reception at the Library Thursday night and 

  many people did not arrive until Thursday to attend the 

  Conference.

[Betsy-Lam] Train???  I know how to take the train!

[CzechItOu] At least now the them Yankees know about Dallas

[DallasCo] ME TOO!

[MikeB] Betsy, the Irving-Grand Prairie train rider :)

[Betsy-Lam] Okay, Friday night?

[MikeB] Friday night was the Conference Awards banquet and Lloyd 

  Bockstrock speech.

[Trey_Braz] Mike, whats the topic for next week?

[Betsy-Lam] Irving???  Did I go through Irving???

[MikeB] I'm looking for a topic, any suggestions. We could Try 

  Patty Lindsay again.

* RunnelsCo says howdy to DickensCo

[Elsi] Is Patty the CCHelper person?

[MikeB] Yes, Patty is CChelper author.

* DallasCo is rubbing her eyes ... time to say nighty-night to 

  everyone ...

[Elsi] I can't get it to run -- crashes right out of the box.

[Betsy-Lam] She would be good to hear from!

[Elsi] Night Linda-Jeane

[MikeB] Betsy can help you with CCHelper

[CompuMom] G'night Linda!

[MikeB] Night LJ

[DallasCo] Night all ...

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[RootsLady] Anybody who would like to play IRC, please meet here 

   Wed night 8:00pm

[CzechItOu] I'm still here

[Trey_Braz] I'm gonna call it a night. Till next week..

[Elsi] I think this is beyond Betsy -- get "invalid function" 

   and it crashes right out -- just from clicking on the icon in 

   the start list.

[SOUND]

[Tim_H] Rootslady: will it be a training class?

[MarkR] RootsLady : Mark will try. Thanks for the invite.

[RootsLady] 10-4

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[Betsy-Lam] I am NOT an invalid function!!  What do you mean!  

   LOL

[PipL7x3] I wish I could but 8:00 is too early for me  If you 

   are still there at 10;00 or 11:00

[MarkR] I need training desperately!!!

[CompuMom] Elsi, have you tried to ask the CCHelper email list?

[DickensCo] Is the IRC a training meeting?

[CompuMom] They are soooo helpful.

[RootsLady] We will probably still be on, just check!!

[Tim_H] Mark: I just noticed you were here, Goober says "hey".

[PipL7x3] ok

[MarkR] Hi Goober!

[Betsy-Lam] Sorry, Elsi!  I missed the first part of that thread!

[RootsLady] I wish someone with lots of IRC experience would be 

   here!!

*** CompuMom sets mode: +o Elsi

[Betsy-Lam] You do probably need to re-download the program, 

   Elsi.  Or contact Patti directly!

[MikeB] Try to get Erath Co to join your WEd session. She is 

  very knowledgeble.

[PipL7x3] I'm going to go eat supper now.  Ya'll have fun.

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[MarkR] Tim_H : Us east-texuns dig that talk.

*** CompuMom sets mode: +o DickensCo

[Betsy-Lam] Yes, Erath is a great teacher.

[CompuMom] :)

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[MikeB] My son says he needs this computer to do his homework. 

  Has to look up something on the INternet so I am going to have 

  to leave shortly.

[RootsLady] Has everyone got the latest version of mIRC vr# 5.2

[DickensCo] Need to say goodnight myself, you better tell them 

   the sisters Mike.

[Elsi] I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it at least once & 

   still fails.  I've got a flaky W95 in the first place, anyway.

[Elsi] Night Mike.

[CompuMom] I am calling it a night.  See ya later.

[Betsy-Lam] Yes, I do.  Now!

[MikeB] Sisters are Linda Hughes and Jo Fox.

* Betsy-Lam waves bye-bye to CompuMom.

[Elsi] RL -- You're running 5.1, is 5.2 out already?

* CompuMom Smiles and waves bye bye

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[MikeB] Next trivia, which Co sponsor is an ordained minister?

[RootsLady] Nite...Girlfriend

[Tim_H] Mark: where 'bouts in eastexas er ya from?

[Elsi] John Q

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[MikeB] Correcto!!

[RootsLady] NOT ME

[Betsy-Lam] Yes, I knew that one!

[DickensCo] Goodnight everybody.

[MikeB] Next trivia, which co sponsor(s) are pooped from the 

  conference?

* Betsy-Lam waves bye-bye to DickensCo.

[Betsy-Lam] I know I am!!!

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[RunnelsCo] Mike, did you know that we are related through a 

   mutual ancestor George A. Pattillo?

[Elsi] Most of us!

[MarkR] Tim_H : Live in Wood Co., north of Quitman on the north 

   shore of Lake Quitman. Not a native of here though. They call 

   me a foreigner to my face. Only been paying taxes here about 

   20 years.

[MikeB] No I did not know that you were a Pattillo descendant. 

  Which of his children?

[Betsy-Lam] Hey, Mark!  If you weren't born in Paris, they call 

   you a Parisite instead of a Parisian.

[RunnelsCo] George's son David and David's son John Robert.

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[Elsi]  Hello there, CzechItOu

[RootsLady SOUND]

[CzechItOu] Accidentally cut myself off  Came back to say nighty 

   night

* Betsy-Lam waves bye-bye to CzechItOu.

[RunnelsCo] Good night Helen

[MikeB] I am descendant of John Varner Pattillo.

[MarkR] Betsy-Lam : You must have g-grandparents here and NO-ONE 

   in the family is allowed to leave, or you lose all resident 

   rights.

[Betsy-Lam] LOL

[CzechItOu] Still on  try Pocahantus

[CzechItOu] Hello :(

[MikeB] Time for me to go. Goodnight everyone.

* Betsy-Lam waves bye-bye to MikeB.

[CzechItOu] Okay    

[MarkR] Goodnight Mike.

[Elsi] Night, Mike -- see you next week.

[RootsLady] Nite Mike

[RunnelsCo] Goodnight Mike

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